November 8, 2010 2.25 pm This story is over 161 months old

NSPCC needs £3million to expand locally

Charity help: A business event in Lincoln sees the launch of a new fundraising group in Lincolnshire for the NSPCC.

The NSPCC East Midlands Child’s Voice Appeal (CVA) will launch a Lincolnshire fundraising group this month, to raise money for the charity’s local branch.

The event will be on November 29 at the Harley Davidson Showroom, Tritton Road.

It features guest talks from CVA chairman and former regional agent of the Bank of England, Chris Brown, and Deputy CVA Chair and entrepreneur, Andrew Springhall.

They will be discussing the urge for people to help raise funds for the regional ChildLine centre.

Jeannine Thornley (pictured right) of Nicholsons Chartered Accountants said:

“I recently accepted an invitation to join the fundraising group and one challenge I have been given is to expand the NSPCC’s contact with the business community in Lincolnshire.

“ChildLine received over 4,350 calls from Lincolnshire last year, but, sadly, some calls were missed due to lack of resources.

“We urgently need to raise £3.3million locally to expand the centre and help even more children across the region to get the support and advice they need.

“The evening isn’t a fundraising event but an opportunity for people to come along to find out more about the appeal and enjoy networking amongst some fantastic Harley Davidson motorbikes,” she added.

The event begins at 5.30pm, and is free to attend. To confirm attendance, call Suzanne Sturgess on 0844 533 5330.